Hello fellow green beauty souls! Who else’s feeling the winter blues? Dreadful winter months no doubt call for some pick-me-up products to brighten the days (that are also toxin-free!). Our Beauty Trial Team member Chelsea was a lucky bunny to be getting some winter glow on her skin road-testing a beautiful range of certified organic tanning products by Carol’s Beauty and Grovemist aromatherapy spray that’s truly spiritual – check out how she likes these toxin-free goodies!
Sun Tanning Enhancer Oil
Sun Tanning Enhancer Lotion
Ingredients: Sunflower oil, almond oil, carrot oil, benzyl alcohol, dehydroacetic acid, lawsonia leaf extract (henna extract), Ylang ylang oil, carmin & bees wax.
It was pretty well-timed when I got sent these tanning products as it was just before winter hit. I have been using it daily for over two weeks and the result is fairly visible – I’m much tanner with that just-kissed-by-the-sun glow! I have tried numerous brands of tanning creams and honestly this has worked the best out of all other ones I’ve used. Both the lotion and body oil feel very gentle on my skin. Upon doing a bit of research I found that their ingredients are packed with natural goodness that include:
Henna extracts: Act as a great moisturizing serum as well as helping to stop skin disease. Perfect for calming rheumatic joints, inflammatory swelling, bruises and leprosy.
Sunflower oil: Useful for the prevention of asthma, repairing skin cells and deep moisturising
Almond oil: Relieve irritated and dry skin, nourish skin, improve completion and give a healthy glow
Ylang Ylang oil: Strengthen nervous system and speed up healing process
Carrot oil: Rich in vitamin A for healthy skin
They are certified by Australian Certified Organic (ACO), which indicates that at least 95% of the ingredients by mass is to be certified organic ingredients.
Unfortunately they’re not suitable for vegans as they contain carmine which is a red pigment derived from crushed insects. According to Environmental Working Group database the overall hazard of carmine is classified as fairly low.
For non-vegan ladies, I’d recommend this product even if you don’t want a strong tan because it has heaps of benefits for your skin and can help to maintain a healthy complexion.
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Grovemist was created by two very creative Australians who care about health and environment. I’m honestly a massive eco enthusiast and I was blown away by their natural ingredients that work wonder for me. Grovemist contains essential oils & natural goodness which are not just soothing for skin but also for your mind and soul. It contains Great Artesian Basin acquifer-sourced mineral water which comes with natural beauty trace mineral Silica. All spray are perservative-free and cruelty-free.
I went to sleep with the spray on my wrists, neck and an extra spritz on my pillow. I usually wake up so tired but this time I woke up perfectly fine and indeed felt happy and carefree. I also sprayed it all over myself when I went to speak in front of people because I’ve had bad anxiety attacks and stress myself out way too much. It didn’t feel it work at first, but then I waited a little bit before I started speaking and luckily I felt calm and peace that took over eventually – thank you Grovemist!
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[ Reviewed by Chelsea D. in our Beauty Review Team]
So tell me Dear Reader, what are your winter pick-me-up beauty products? What toxin-free products have you found work wonder to bring some liveliness to your skin during those chilly days and night? Share your tips with your fellow green beauty junkies below!
Till next time. Stay beautiful inside and out.
Disclaimer: Lace n Ruffles was gifted by the brands mentioned in the post while all opinions are genuinely our own. We can’t guarantee that all products we recommend will suit you. We only use products we personally think are good having tried them on myself or by our beauty team while everyone’s skin is different and it’s possible to be allergic to anything. Wherever possible, test products out on yourself before purchasing. We always trial products such as moisturiser and serum for at least seven days before reviewing, while some other products like face wash and makeup might only be trialed once.